Monthly Archives: April 2014

Special Section Highlights: Advances in Vein Therapy

The Advances in Vein Therapy section, edited by Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, was launched in the February issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology. This section focuses on venous and lymphatic diseases, and targets the multiple specialists involved in this … Continue reading

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CTO PCI: Meeting the Challenge of a Distal Cap Bifurcation

By Emmanouil Brilakis, MD   The main challenge with chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is crossing the lesion with a guidewire. This can be sometimes be challenging, but with use of contemporary equipment(1,2) and procedural strategies,(2,3) high … Continue reading

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How to measure coronary collateral function?

By Thorsten Reffelmann The optimal method for quantitation of coronary collateral blood flow remains a matter of discussion. Various angiographic indices as well as flow- and pressure-derived parameters are currently used. The “gold standard” appears to be the pressure-derived collateral … Continue reading

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